Located on the equator in eastern Africa, Kenya borders Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda, and Tanzania. The country has its southeastern coastline along the Indian Ocean, where there is commercial fishing. Commercial fishing also takes place on the shores of lakes.


Population: 44 million (2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups: Kikuyu (22%), Luhya (14%), Luo (13%), Kalenjin (12%), Kamba (11%), Kisii (6%), Meru (6%), other African (15%), non-African (Asian, European, and Arab) (1%)
Languages: English (official), Kiswahili (official), indigenous languages
Religions: Christian (82.5%) (Protestant 47.4%, Catholic 23.3%, other 11.8%), Muslim (11.1%), Traditionalists (1.6%), other (1.7%), none (2.4%), unspecified (0.7%)


Kenyan Population:
In Canada: 4,955
In the GTA: 1,750
In the City of Toronto: 710

Over 80% of Kenyans call themselves Christians and about 50% of identify as evangelicals. There is freedom of religion, but there is growing tension between Christians and Muslims. Other religious minorities in Kenya include Hindus and Sikhs. With such a large Christian population, it is not surprising that Good Friday, Easter Monday, and Christmas are all public holidays. The Muslim festival Idd-ul-fitr is also a public holiday.

Map of Services and Churches in the GTA: 

Social and Settlement Services in the GTA

Kenyan Community in Ontario
2528 Spruce Needle Dr, 
Toronto, ON


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